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#Sayhername: Intersectionality and Feminist Activism (FGSS Gateway)
FGSS 205
Spring 2018
Section: 01  

The hashtag #sayhername has been used throughout social media in the past few years to bring awareness to the ways in which African American women and other women of color have been both targeted and silenced by racialized and sexualized violence. This course aims to provide a broader historical and cultural context to this movement by "saying the names" of the many women of color who have organized feminist intersectional movements against racism and patriarchy. We will explore the ways African American, Latina, Asian American, and Native American women have challenged patriarchy within and outside of their own communities through both overtly feminist organizations and within movements for racial and class justice such as labor and cultural nationalist movements. Finally, we will look at contemporary expressions of feminist activism by women of color that problematize definitions of feminism.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS FGSS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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